November 02, 2020

Congressman Neguse's Statement on President Trump's Remarks about Egypt 'Blowing Up' GERD

Washington D.C. – Following President Donald Trump’s remarks concerning Egypt “blowing up” the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project, Congressman Neguse has this statement: 

“I strongly oppose the President’s latest remarks about the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project. The suggestion that Egypt would “blow up” the GERD is an irrational call for violence in a region where we know peace cannot be taken for granted. These remarks, along with the pullback of $100 million in aid to Ethiopia from the U.S., unnecessarily harms a country where both aid and investment is needed. The Congressional Black Caucus has repeatedly suggested that the President stay neutral in these negotiations, and I would strongly reiterate that request.”